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Gladiator EVO 'Space Combat Edition' Premium

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Gladiator EVO 'Space Combat Edition' Premium

The Gladiator EVO Premium is the basis of a modular VKB flight control system.

For a detailed product description and to find out what's new about the EVO compared to the superseded NXT controllers, please click here.

Gladiator EVO specs


Important shipping note
This product is in stock at our Australian warehouse and shipped without delay.


  • 1 GNX SCG Premium Grip (Left or Right)
  • 1 GNX EVO Base

GNX SCG Premium Grip

  • Compact grip design - perfect for tabletop joysticks
  • Lockable Twist (Z-axis) with contactless MaRS sensor
  • 1 Dual Action Trigger
  • 1 Rapid Fire Trigger
  • 3 Hat switches with centre push (4-way)
  • 3 buttons
  • 1 analog mini stick with center push (8-way)
  • Programmable red colour LED
  • 2 interchangeable palm rests (total 3 palm-size adjustments)
  • Programmable RGB LED
  • Extra button module for C1 position
  • Extra hat switch module for A1 position
  • Trigger cover


  • 2 Contactless MaRS sensors on X and Y axes
  • 1 Auto-centreing 3-position switch
  • 1 Throttle wheel
  • 1 Rotary encoder
  • 3 buttons
  • Gimbal with ball bearings
  • Adjustable dry clutches for user-tunable load
  • 2 Programmable single-colour LEDs
  • Tabletop base steel plate
  • Operating manual
  • Set of soft springs
  • Set of strong springs
  • Spring extractor tool
  • Set of screws
  • Screwdriver
  • USB cable (180cm/70inch)
  • Cable holder tool

    General Specifications

    • Base & Grip made from industrial grade ABS
    • Gimbal made from glass-fiber-reinforced PA
    • Tabletop base plate made from steel
    • 32-bit ARM Controllers inside base and grip
    • ALPS buttons (Japan OEM) for extended longevity
    • Contactless MaRS sensors with High Resolution
    • Plug & Play with Driver-Free Installation (Recommended for Most Users)
    • Firmware Upgrade via USB
    • Onboard Memory for Storing Profiles
    • Optional Programming Software Available (For Advanced Users)

    Gladiator EVO base


    • Height table top to top of grip: 23.5cm approx.

    • Base plate length (deep): 18.5cm approx.

    • Base plate width (left to right): 14.5cm approx.


    • 1 Year

    Compatible with



    Please visit the Downloads section for the latest firmware and tools.

    VKB controllers are delivered with the latest firmware installed and flashing is not required for initial setup.

    EVO Product line

    Gladiator EVO product line


    Customer Reviews

    Based on 183 reviews
    Allan K
    First purchase from VKB

    Packaging was great - it was a little daunting to assemble the unit. Very high quality materials and finished product. The look and feel of the product is impressive.
    My only suggestion would be to make finding the documentation a little easier to find on line - there are some components in the package I am unsure of their use unless they are spares.

    James R
    Can't fault this!

    Great stick. Buttons on the base could be greater in number, but so could price - and I mean solely on the base. The stick itself has plenty and they all feel great, and they're varied in tactile response as they should be. Build quality is just that; quality. The ABS (I think?) plastic, whilst it does feel 'plasticy' compared to say, the TM Warthog, doesn't in any sense feel bad, and sometimes I actually prefer it over the metal finish of my other stick. One thing that I can't fault the stick for, but I did notice, is that it was a tad weird to set up. But if you're into simming, you probably know how to troubleshoot already so you'll only lose like 3 minutes of time to it!

    VKB Gladiator NXT Evo Space Combat Edition

    I don't normally post reviews of products, but after receiving my Gladiator (SCE) I really wanted to support VKB because I honestly love it. Ive had it for a few weeks now, and I upgraded from an old Logitech stick, and it's really brilliant. I use it mostly for DCS and generally fly the F16C Viper. While this isn't a copy of the F16 stick, the grip has a huge number of buttons and it's easy to map functions to them in a very similar fashion to the real aircraft. It came really well packaged, the YouTube videos for assembly and customisation were really easy to follow. Most of the stick is plastic, and I can understand why people might think that might impact the quality. It does not. It's really solid and it's not that cheap sort of plastic that going to break in 5 minutes... its quality. It comes with a metal base with anti-slip pads and its absolutely planted on my desk - it doesn't move even when I'm getting overzealous with the controls! Prior to purchasing I had never heard of the VKB brand but took a chance after viewing a lot of positive YouTube reviews and I've decided to follow up this purchase with a STECs throttle system. If you are looking for a new or to upgrade your stick... I really would recommend this. I think they have really got the price point spot on - its great value for the customer.

    Wiremu Martini-Richards
    Wow! I love mah new joystick

    If you’re into space combat games, the Gladiator EVO ‘Space Combat Edition’ Premium joystick is a game-changer. Here’s my take on it:

    Design and Build Quality

    First off, this thing is built like a tank. It feels sturdy and well-made, which is great because it can handle some serious action. The design is comfortable, with buttons and controls that are easy to reach. It fits nicely in your hand, so long gaming sessions aren’t a problem.


    This joystick is packed with features:

    • Lots of Buttons: There are plenty of buttons you can customize, so you can set it up just how you like. Perfect for those intense space battles.
    • Smooth Control: The joystick is super precise. It’s really responsive, which makes flying around and shooting feel natural.
    • Twist Rudder: The joystick twists for rudder control, adding another layer of maneuverability.


    In action, the Gladiator EVO doesn’t disappoint. It’s really precise, so every little movement you make translates perfectly in the game. The buttons feel solid and respond quickly, which is a big plus when you’re in the heat of battle.


    Setting it up is a breeze, and it works with a lot of popular games. The software is pretty straightforward, so you can get everything configured without too much hassle. It just depends on the aircraft you’ll be flying and what games you’ll be playing for me it didn’t take much time at all to bind all I needed.


    • Durable: It’s built to last.
    • Comfortable: Great for long play sessions.
    • High Precision: Really accurate control.
    • Customizable: Tons of options to set it up your way.


    • Pricey: It’s not cheap, so it might be a bit of a splurge, depending on where you live.
    • Setup Can Be Tricky: If you’re new to this kind of gear, the setup might seem a bit complicated at first.

    Final Thoughts

    The Gladiator EVO ‘Space Combat Edition’ Premium joystick is a solid investment if you’re serious about your space and flight combat games. It’s durable, comfortable, and offers a lot of customization. While the price is on the higher side, the quality and performance make it worth considering. Overall, it’s a fantastic joystick that adds a lot to the gaming experience.

    Overall, I’d give it a 4 out of 5 stars

    Trent uden (trenude0)

    Love the build quality and spare parts and online guides can't recommend vkb enough!